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West, Texas: A community mourns

Updated 6:20 PM ET, Thu April 25, 2013
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U.S. President Barack Obama attends a memorial service at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, on April 25. The memorial was held for those killed in the blast at a Texas fertilizer plant. Fourteen people, nearly all first responders, died in an explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. on April 17. See photos from the explosion. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
Photos of the fallen firefighters stand next to their coffins at the memorial on April 25. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
Mourners at the memorial on April 25. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
Coffins containing the remains of victims from the fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West, Texas, at a memorial on April 25. JASON REED/Reuters/LANDOV
A firefighters honor guard stands before the coffins of fallen comrades on April 25. RICHARD RODRIGUEZ/Reuters/LANDOV
Firefighters salute as fire trucks and emergency vehicles pass under a flag before the memorial service on April 25. RICHARD RODRIGUEZ/Reuters/LANDOV
Firefighters lead the funeral procession for Capt. Kenneth "Luckey" Harris Jr. on Thursday, April 24, in West, Texas. Ian C. Bates/REUTERS/LANDOV
Firefighters stand on the back of a firetruck that transported Harris' body to the Bold Springs Cemetery in West on April 24. Ian C. Bates/REUTERS/LANDOV
Family and friends stand in front of Harris' casket at the cemetery on April 24. Ian C. Bates/REUTERS/LANDOV
A bugler plays taps at a memorial ceremony at the site of the explosion in West on April 24. Reuters /Landov
Pallbearers carry the casket of fallen firefighter Capt. Kenneth "Luckey" Harris Jr. after his funeral at St. Mary's Catholic Church of the Assumption in West, Texas, on April 24. REUTERS /TIM SHARP /LANDOV
A memorial is set up on Monday, April 22, outside a fire station for the firemen who perished in the explosion. WANG LEI/Xinhua /Landov
Flowers are tied on a firetruck on April 22 as a memorial for the firemen who died while responding to the explosion. Wang Lei/XINHUA /LANDOV
Vanna Wainwright and her daughter Breanna take part in an open air Sunday service on April 21. Members of the First Baptist Church held their service in an open air field after their church was damaged from the explosion. ADREES LATIF/Reuters/LANDOV
Local residents attend a commemoration ceremony on April 21 for those that perished during the fertilizer explosion. Wang Lei/XINHUA /LANDOV
Local residents attend a ceremony in West, Texas, on April 21. Wang Lei/XINHUA/LANDOV
Residents embrace after a Sunday service at St. Mary's Catholic Church on April 21, four days after the deadly explosion. ADREES LATIF/Reuters/LANDOV
Residents collect donations on Saturday, April 20. Zhang Yongxing/XINHUA/LANDOV
A candlelight vigil is held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in West, Texas, on Thursday, April 18. REUTERS /JAIME R. CARRERO /LANDOV
Eric Garcia, 12, cries during a candlelight vigil in West, Texas, honoring the victims of the explosion on April 18. More than 200 people were injured and 50 homes destroyed in the small town. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
People gather for a candlelight vigil at a church in West on April 18. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
Residents tend a prayer service at St. Mary's. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
A girl closes her eyes during the vigil. REUTERS /JAIME R. CARRERO /LANDOV
A young mourner is comforted during the vigil on April 18. Fort Worth Star-Telegram/ MCT /LANDOV
People pray during a candlelight vigil at St. Mary's Church on April 18. EPA/LARRY W. SMITH /LANDOV
Residents embrace after taking part in the vigil. REUTERS /JAIME R. CARRERO /LANDOV
A woman clasps her hands during the candlelight vigil on April 18. REUTERS /JAIME R. CARRERO /LANDOV
A young man holds a candle during the vigil. EPA/LARRY W. SMITH /LANDOV